Barbara Capone is at present an APART (Austrian Programme for Advanced Research and Technology) Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, at the Physics Department of the Vienna University. She is a young theoretical soft matter physicist, working on developing coarse graining models for soft matter systems to allow the design and simulation of novel materials in the nanoscale. Her work focuses primarily, but not only, on polymer science.
Below is an interview between Barbara [BC] and Lucia Di Ciaccio [LDC], Chair of the Equal Opportunity Committee of EPS.
A round table on the theme “Physics for Development” was organised during the Council Meeting of the European Physical Society (EPS) on 1 April 2016. There is no doubt that science and technology are essential elements to meet the challenges for sustainable development. Fundamental and applied scientific research lay the foundations for new methodologies to identify, clarify and provide solutions to global challenges. Science contributes to social and technological progress, improving the quality of life through advances in medicine, agriculture, energy supply, education, communication, etc. Science is also in itself a way of crossing national, cultural and mental borders by fostering international cooperation.
In 2013, the European Physical Society [EPS] launched the Emmy Noether Distinction to recognise noteworthy women physicists.
Emmy Noether was an influential theoretical physicist, and a role model for future generations of physicists. The laureates of the Emmy Noether Distinction are chosen for their capacity to inspire the next generation of scientists, and especially encourage women to handle careers in physics.
The previous recipients of the Emmy Noether distinction are:
The Lise Meitner Prize is awarded biennially by the European Physical Society (EPS) for outstanding work in the fields of experimental, theoretical or applied nuclear science.
The 2016 Prize Laureate is: Prof. Ulf-G. Meißner, Universität Bonn and Forschungszentrum in Jülich, Germany
The EPS Plasma Physics Division (EPS PPD) recognises outstanding research in plasma physics with several prizes.
The VII EPS Forum Physics and Society will take place from 26-28 October 2016 at the Institute of Physics in London, United Kingdom. It is organised by the European Physical Society in collaboration with the Institute of Physics.
Each year the AIP funds the national Women in Physics tour by an eminent physicist. This year’s AIP Women in Physics lecturer will be Catalina Curceanu, Head Researcher of Italy’s National Institute of Nuclear Physics [INFN].
The European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division is proud to announce that the 2016 EPS CMD Europhysics Prize is awarded to P. Böni, A.N. Bogdanov, C. Pfleiderer, A. Rosch, and A. Vishwanath “for the theoretical prediction, the experimental discovery and the theoretical analysis of a magnetic skyrmion phase in MnSi, a new state of matter”.
The Future Circular Collider [FCC] Week 2016 took place in Rome (Italy) from 11 to 15 April 2016 and drew more than 450 participants from science and industry. The study was kicked off in 2014 as a response to a request of the European Strategy for Particle Physics and today embraces 74 institutes from 26 countries.
The northernmost EPS Young Minds Section, Finnish Young Minds, was created on March 29, at the 2016 Physics Days conference in Oulu, Finland. At the meeting, the bylaws and the action plan of the Finnish Young Minds section were accepted, the board was nominated and the Finnish Young Minds section was able to start its activities.
The Wisconsin Ice Cube Particle Astrophysics Center and the Extreme Light Infrastructure – Nuclear Physics are recruiting.
On 5 April 2016, the BEPCII, upgrade of the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC), broke the luminosity record again in the charm energy region by 10.0´1032cm-2s-1, and reached its design luminosity at the optimised beam energy of 1.89 GeV as well.